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This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. CALIFORNIA, USA ONLY The Lithium battery adopted on this motherboard contains Perchlorate, a toxic substance controlled in Perchlorate Best Management Practices (BMP) regulations passed by the California Legislature. When you discard the Lithium battery in California, USA, please follow the related regulations in advance. “Perchlorate Material-special handling may apply, see www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate” ASRock Website: http://www.asrock.com
1 Introduction......................................................... 5
1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Package Contents ......................................................... Speciﬁcations................................................................. Motherboard Layout (H61M-VGS / H61M-VS) .............. I/O Panel (H61M-VGS) ................................................ I/O Panel (H61M-VS) ................................................... Screw Holes................................................................... Pre-installation Precautions ......................................... CPU Installation ............................................................. Installation of Heatsink and CPU fan ............................. Installation of Memory Modules (DIMM) ........................ Expansion Slots (PCI Express Slots)................................. 5 6 11 12 13 14 14 15 17 18
2 Installation ........................................................... 14
19 2.7 Multi Monitor Feature ..................................................... 20 2.8 Jumpers Setup .......................................................... 22 2.9 Onboard Headers and Connectors ............................ 23 2.10 Serial ATA (SATA) / Serial ATAII (SATAII) Hard Disks Installation .................................................................. 27 2.11 Hot Plug Function for SATA / SATAII HDDs .................. 27 2.12 SATA / SATAII HDD Hot Plug Feature and Operation Guide ......................................................................... 28 2.13 Driver Installation Guide ............................................ 30 2.14 Installing Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit / XP / XP 64-bit Without RAID Functions ................... 30 2.14.1 Installing Windows® XP / XP 64-bit Without RAID Functions............................................................ 30 2.14.2 Installing Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit Without RAID Functions ............... 31
3 UEFI SETUP UTILITY ................................................. 32
3.1 Introduction .................................................................... 3.1.1 UEFI Menu Bar .................................................... 3.1.2 Navigation Keys ................................................... 3.2 Main Screen................................................................... 3.3 OC Tweaker Screen ...................................................... 3.4 Advanced Screen........................................................... 3.4.1 CPU Conﬁguration ............................................... 3.4.2 North Bridge Conﬁguration................................... 3.4.3 South Bridge Conﬁguration .................................. 3.4.4 Storage Conﬁguration .......................................... 3.4.5 Super IO Conﬁguration ........................................ 3.4.6 ACPI Conﬁguration............................................... 3.4.7 USB Conﬁguration ............................................... 3.5 Hardware Health Event Monitoring Screen ................... 3.6 Boot Screen ................................................................... 3.7 Security Screen ............................................................. 3.8 Exit Screen .................................................................... 4.1 Install Operating System................................................ 4.2 Support CD Information ................................................. 4.2.1 Running Support CD ............................................ 4.2.2 Drivers Menu ........................................................ 4.2.3 Utilities Menu........................................................ 4.2.4 Contact Information .............................................. 32 32 33 33 35 38 39 41 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 52 52 52 52 52
4 Software Support ................................................. 52
Chapter 1: Introduction
Thank you for purchasing ASRock H61M-VGS / H61M-VS motherboard, a reliable motherboard produced under ASRock’s consistently stringent quality control. It delivers excellent performance with robust design conforming to ASRock’s commitment to quality and endurance. In this manual, chapter 1 and 2 contain introduction of the motherboard and stepby-step guide to the hardware installation. Chapter 3 and 4 contain the conﬁguration guide to BIOS setup and information of the Support CD.
Because the motherboard speciﬁcations and the BIOS software might be updated, the content of this manual will be subject to change without notice. In case any modiﬁcations of this manual occur, the updated version will be available on ASRock website without further notice. You may ﬁnd the latest VGA cards and CPU support lists on ASRock website as well. ASRock website http://www.asrock.com If you require technical support related to this motherboard, please visit our website for speciﬁc information about the model you are using. www.asrock.com/support/index.asp
1.1 Package Contents
ASRock H61M-VGS / H61M-VS Motherboard (Micro ATX Form Factor: 8.9-in x 6.8-in, 22.6 cm x 17.3 cm) ASRock H61M-VGS / H61M-VS Quick Installation Guide ASRock H61M-VGS / H61M-VS Support CD 2 x Serial ATA (SATA) Data Cables (Optional) 1 x I/O Panel Shield ASRock Reminds You...
To get better performance in Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64bit, it is recommended to set the BIOS option in Storage Conﬁguration to AHCI mode. For the BIOS setup, please refer to the “User Manual” in our support CD for details.
Solid Capacitor for CPU power .0 Technology .Pixel Shader 4.6 cm x 17. speed 10/100 Mb/s .3 cm .H61M-VS Atheros® PCIEx1 LAN AR8152.1 x PCI Express 2.1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port .0 Gb/s connectors.Micro ATX Form Factor: 8.H61M-VGS Atheros® PCIE x1 Gigabit LAN AR8151.2 x DDR3 DIMM slots .4 x SATA2 3.5.1 x Print Port header Chipset Memory Expansion Slot Graphics Audio LAN Rear Panel I/O Connector 6 .1.0 x16 slot (blue @ x16 mode) .Intel® H61 .Supports 2nd Generation Intel® CoreTM i7 / i5 / i3 in LGA1155 Package .1 x PCI Express 2.6 x Ready-to-Use USB 2. speed 10/100/1000 Mb/s .0 Ports .1 CH HD Audio (VIA® VT1705 Audio Codec) .HD Audio Jack: Line in/Front Speaker/Microphone . capacity of system memory: 16GB (see CAUTION 3) .0 x1 slot .1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED) .9-in x 6. DirectX 10.1 .Max.Supports Wake-On-LAN I/O Panel .Max. un-buffered memory .1 x VGA/D-Sub Port . 22.Supports Intel® Turbo Boost 2. AHCI and Hot Plug functions .1 x PS/2 Mouse Port .1.Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Technology (see CAUTION 2) . shared memory 1759MB (see CAUTION 4) .Supports Hyper-Threading Technology (see CAUTION 1) . resolution up to 2048x1536 @ 75Hz .Supports DDR3 1333/1066 non-ECC.Supports K-Series unlocked CPU .8-in. support NCQ.Supports D-Sub with max.Intel® HD Graphics 2000/3000 .2 Platform CPU Specifications .
CPU Vcore .F.OEM and Trial.com 7 .Front panel audio connector .Hybrid Booster: .CPU/Chassis/Power FAN connector .BIOS Feature Support CD Unique Feature Hardware Monitor OS Certiﬁcations .SmartView (see CAUTION 9) .2 x USB 2.ACPI 1.4 pin 12V power connector .1 Compliance Wake Up Events . CE.32Mb AMI BIOS .ErP/EuP Ready (ErP/EuP ready power supply is required) (see CAUTION 13) * For detailed product information.Drivers.Supports “Plug and Play” .ASRock XFast USB (see CAUTION 10) .Instant Boot . VCCSA Voltage Multi-adjustment .ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility (AXTU) (see CAUTION 5) . +5V.) (see CAUTION 12) .) .Boot Failure Guard (B. ASRock Software Suite (CyberLink DVD Suite .AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with GUI support .Good Night LED .3. VTT. PCH.C. WHQL .3V.Microsoft® Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit / XP / XP 64-bit compliant . DRAM. Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi MB .Voltage Monitoring: +12V.IGPU. CPU PLL.CPU/Chassis/Power Fan Tachometer .asrock.SMBIOS 2.0 headers (support 4 USB 2.O.CPU/Chassis Quiet Fan (Allow Chassis Fan Speed Auto-Adjust by CPU Temperature) .ASRock U-COP (see CAUTION 11) .ASRock APP Charger (see CAUTION 8) .ASRock AIWI (see CAUTION 7) . please visit our website: http://www.1 Support .CPU Temperature Sensing .1 x COM port header .CPU/Chassis Fan Multi-Speed Control . +3.Supports jumperfree . AntiVirus Software (Trial Version).0 ports) .24 pin ATX power connector .G.Combo Cooler Option (C. Utilities.Trial) .FCC.Chassis Temperature Sensing .ASRock Instant Flash (see CAUTION 6) .
6. then you can update your BIOS only in a few clicks without preparing an additional ﬂoppy diskette or other complicated ﬂash utility. it shows the major readings of your system. We are not responsible for possible damage caused by overclocking. you can press <F6> key during the POST or press <F2> key to BIOS setup menu to access ASRock Instant Flash. In Fan Control. ﬂoppy disk or hard drive. 5. CAUTION! 1. It should be done at your own risk and expense. 3. Please be noted that the USB ﬂash drive or hard drive must use FAT32/16/12 ﬁle system. About the setting of “Hyper Threading Technology”. This convenient BIOS update tool allows you to update system BIOS without entering operating systems ﬁrst like MS-DOS or Windows®. you can save your OC settings as a proﬁle and share with your friends. Before you implement Dual Channel Memory Technology. Fan Control. 2. In Overclocking. the actual memory size may be less than 4GB for the reservation for system usage under Windows® 7 / VistaTM / XP.asrock. OC DNA and IES.WARNING Please realize that there is a certain risk involved with overclocking. In Hardware Monitor. For Windows® OS with 64-bit CPU. Overclocking. In OC DNA. applying Untied Overclocking Technology.com ASRock Instant Flash is a BIOS ﬂash utility embedded in Flash ROM. there is no such limitation. including adjusting the setting in the BIOS. In IES (Intelligent Energy Saver). make sure to read the installation guide of memory modules on page 18 for proper installation. it shows the fan speed and temperature for you to adjust. Due to the operating system limitation. Just launch this tool and save the new BIOS ﬁle to your USB ﬂash drive. With this utility. ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility (AXTU) is an all-in-one tool to ﬁne-tune different system functions in a user-friendly interface. or using the third-party overclocking tools. the voltage regulator can reduce the number of output phases to improve efﬁciency when the CPU cores are idle without sacrificing computing performance. or even cause damage to the components and devices of your system. 8 . ASRock website: http://www. you are allowed to overclock CPU frequency for optimal system performance. 4. Overclocking may affect your system stability. This motherboard supports Dual Channel Memory Technology. Your friends then can load the OC proﬁle to their own system to get the same OC settings. The maximum shared memory size is deﬁned by the chipset vendor and is subject to change. Please visit our website for the operation procedures of ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility (AXTU). which is including Hardware Monitor. please check page 39. Please check Intel® website for the latest information.
then plug it back again. ASRock motherboards are exclusively equipped with the SmartView utility that helps you keep in touch with friends on-the-go. ASRock AIWI utility introduces a new way of PC gaming operation. Socket LGA 775.) provides the ﬂexible option to adopt three different CPU cooler types. Combo Cooler Option (C.ASRock APP Charger. a new function of internet browser.com/Feature/AppCharger/index. and your 9. hibernation mode (S4) or power off (S5). ASRock website: http://www. and also download the free AIWI Lite from App store to your iPhone/iPod touch. then you can start experiencing the exciting motion controlled games. ASRock XFast USB can boost USB storage device performance. 12. To experience intuitive motion controlled games is no longer only available at Wii. With APP Charger driver installed. remember to spray thermal grease between the CPU and the heatsink when you install the PC system. While CPU overheat is detected.asrock. 9 . To use SmartView feature. 8. ASRock AIWI is the world's ﬁrst utility to turn your iPhone/iPod touch as a game joystick to control your PC games. please do not forget to pay attention to ASRock ofﬁcial website regularly. it makes your iPhone charged much quickly from your computer and up to 40% faster than before. Simply installing the APP Charger driver. All you have to do is just to install the ASRock AIWI utility either from ASRock ofﬁcial website or ASRock software support CD to your motherboard.asp 10. Also. please make sure your OS version is Windows® 7 / 7 64 bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64 bit. ASRock APP Charger allows you to quickly charge many Apple devices simultaneously and even supports continuous charging when your PC enters into Standby mode (S1).com/Feature/Aiwi/index. browser version is IE8. Please be noticed that not all the 775 and 1156 CPU Fan can be used.asrock. 11.asp If you desire a faster. ASRock website: http://www. is the smart start page for IE that combines your most visited web sites. Suspend to RAM (S3).asp SmartView. such as iPhone/iPod/iPad Touch. we will continuously provide you the most up-do-date supported games! ASRock website: http://www. ASRock has prepared a wonderful solution for you . Before you resume the system. your history. your Facebook friends and your real-time newsfeed into an enhanced view for a more personal Internet experience. The performance may depend on the property of the device. Connecting your PC and apple devices via Bluetooth or WiFi networks. LGA 1155 and LGA 1156.com/Feature/ SmartView/index.C. the system will automatically shutdown. To improve heat dissipation. please check if the CPU fan on the motherboard functions properly and unplug the power cord.7. you can easily enjoy the marvelous charging experience than ever.O.asrock. less restricted way of charging your Apple devices.
To meet EuP standard. EuP. For EuP ready power supply selection. 10 .13. we recommend you checking with the power supply manufacturer for more details. According to EuP. the total AC power of the completed system shall be under 1. an EuP ready motherboard and an EuP ready power supply are required. According to Intel’s suggestion.00W in off mode condition. was a provision regulated by European Union to deﬁne the power consumption for the completed system. the EuP ready power supply must meet the standard of 5v standby power efﬁciency is higher than 50% under 100 mA current consumption. stands for Energy Using Product.
DDR3_B1. Blue) SATA2 Connector (SATA2_2.1.0 T: USB0 B: USB1 DDR3_A1 (64 bit.0 Header (USB6_7. Blue) USB 2. Blue) 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 Chassis Speaker Header (SPEAKER 1.0 x16 Slot (PCIE1. Blue) Intel H61 Chipset 32Mb SPI Flash SATA2 Connector (SATA2_1. White) USB 2.3cm (6.0 Header (USB8_9. 240-pin module) USB 2. Blue) COM Port Header (COM1) Print Port Header (LPT1.6cm (8. 240-pin module) DDR3 USB 2. Blue) SATA2 Connector (SATA2_3.0 x1 Slot (PCIE2.8 in) RoHS DX10.9 in) 4 5 6 32Mb BIOS USB 2. White) PCI Express 2.0 T: USB2 B: USB3 ATXPWR1 22. White) System Panel Header (PANEL1. White) Power Fan Connector (PWR_FAN1) 11 . White) Clear CMOS Jumper (CLRCMOS1) PCI Express 2. Blue) Chassis Fan Connector (CHA_FAN1) SATA2 Connector (SATA2_0.3 Motherboard Layout (H61M-VGS / H61M-VS) 1 2 3 17.0 T: USB4 B: USB5 Top: RJ-45 23 Bottom: MIC IN Top: LINE IN Center: FRONT HD_AUDIO1 22 21 PWR_FAN1 1 LAN PHY PCI Express 2. Blue) Front Panel Audio Header (HD_AUDIO1.1 CPU_FAN1 ErP/EuP Ready ATX12V1 Designed in Taipei DDR3_B1 (64 bit.0 PCIE1 Super I/O AUDIO CODEC CLRCMOS1 20 19 1 CMOS Battery Dual Channel PS2 Keyboard PS2 Mouse 1 LPT1 VGA1 Intel H61 1 SPEAKER1 7 PCIE2 USB8_9 SATA2_3 SATA2_1 CHA_FAN1 COM1 1 USB6_7 PLED PWRBTN 8 1 1 1 HDLED RESET PANEL1 SATA2_2 SATA2_0 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 1155-Pin CPU Socket ATX 12V Power Connector (ATX12V1) CPU Fan Connector (CPU_FAN1) ATX Power Connector (ATXPWR1) 2 x 240-pin DDR3 DIMM Slots (Dual Channel: DDR3_A1.
and click “OK” to save your change.0 Ports (USB01) VGA/D-Sub Port PS/2 Keyboard Port (Purple) * There are two LED next to the LAN port.1. Please follow below instructions according to the OS you install.0 Ports (USB45) USB 2.0 Ports (USB23) USB 2. Then you are allowed to select “2 Channel” or “4 Channel”. and click “Advanced Options” on the left side on the bottom. select “Independent Headphone”. For Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS: Please click “VIA HD Audio Deck” icon . you will ﬁnd “VIA HD Audio Deck” tool on your system. 12 . In “Advanced Options” screen. you need to connect a front panel audio cable to the front panel audio header. For Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS: Please click “VIA HD Audio Deck” icon . and click “Speaker”. Please refer to the table below for the LAN port LED indications.4 I/O Panel (H61M-VGS) 1 2 3 4 5 10 1 *2 3 ** 4 5 9 8 6 7 8 9 10 7 6 PS/2 Mouse Port (Green) LAN RJ-45 Port Line In (Light Blue) Front Speaker (Lime) Microphone (Pink) USB 2. After restarting your computer. LAN Port LED Indications Activity/Link LED Status Description Status SPEED LED Description ACT/LINK LED SPEED LED Off No Link Blinking Data Activity On Link Off Orange Green 10Mbps connection 100Mbps connection 1Gbps connection LAN Port To enable Multi-Streaming function. Click “Power” to save your change.
In “Advanced Options” screen. Please refer to the table below for the LAN port LED indications. LAN Port LED Indications Activity/Link LED Status Description Status SPEED LED Description ACT/LINK LED SPEED LED Off No Link Blinking Data Activity On Link Off Orange 10Mbps connection 100Mbps connection LAN Port To enable Multi-Streaming function. select “Independent Headphone”. and click “Speaker”. and click “Advanced Options” on the left side on the bottom. Then you are allowed to select “2 Channel” or “4 Channel”.0 Ports (USB23) USB 2.0 Ports (USB01) VGA/D-Sub Port PS/2 Keyboard Port (Purple) * There are two LED next to the LAN port. you need to connect a front panel audio cable to the front panel audio header. and click “OK” to save your change.5 I/O Panel (H61M-VS) 1 2 3 4 5 10 1 *2 3 ** 4 5 9 8 6 7 8 9 10 7 6 PS/2 Mouse Port (Green) LAN RJ-45 Port Line In (Light Blue) Front Speaker (Lime) Microphone (Pink) USB 2.0 Ports (USB45) USB 2. Please follow below instructions according to the OS you install. you will ﬁnd “VIA HD Audio Deck” tool on your system. Click “Power” to save your change. For Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS: Please click “VIA HD Audio Deck” icon . After restarting your computer. 13 . For Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS: Please click “VIA HD Audio Deck” icon .1.
1 Screw Holes Place screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the motherboard to the chassis. Whenever you uninstall any component.2 Pre-installation Precautions Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard components or change any motherboard settings. 22.8". and/or components.6 x 17. 3. Hold components by the edges and do not touch the ICs.9" x 6. Before you install or remove any component. 2. ensure that the power is switched off or the power cord is detached from the power supply. place it on a grounded antistatic pad or in the bag that comes with the component. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to the motherboard. 2. peripherals. study the conﬁguration of your chassis to ensure that the motherboard ﬁts into it. Also remember to use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safety grounded object before you handle components. Before you install the motherboard. Do not over-tighten the screws! Doing so may damage the motherboard. 1.Chapter 2: Installation This is a Micro ATX form factor (8. 2. 14 . Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any component.3 cm) motherboard. NEVER place your motherboard directly on the carpet or the like. Failure to do so may cause physical injuries to you and damages to motherboard components. Make sure to unplug the power cord before installing or removing the motherboard. To avoid damaging the motherboard components due to static electricity. 4.
Step 1-2. Load Plate Load Lever Contact Array Socket Body 1155-Pin Socket Overview Before you insert the 1155-Pin CPU into the socket. 15 . Step 1-3. Rotate the load plate to fully open position at approximately 100 degrees. Step 2. Open the socket: Step 1-1. Disengaging the lever by depressing down and out on the hook to clear retention tab. the CPU will be seriously damaged. Rotate the load lever to fully open position at approximately 135 degrees. This cap must be placed if returning the motherboard for after service. Do not force to insert the CPU into the socket if above situation is found. please check if the CPU surface is unclean or if there is any bent pin on the socket. Step 1. 2. It is recommended to use the cap tab to handle and avoid kicking off the PnP cap. Remove PnP Cap (Pick and Place Cap). Otherwise.3 CPU Installation For the installation of Intel 1155-Pin CPU. please follow the steps below. 1.2.
Verify that the CPU is within the socket and properly mated to the orient keys. Step 4-2. Step 3-3. Insert the 1155-Pin CPU: Step 3-1. 16 . Locate Pin1 and the two orientation key notches.Step 3. Orient the CPU with IHS (Integrated Heat Sink) up. black line Step 3-2. engage the load lever. Rotate the load plate onto the IHS. Carefully place the CPU into the socket by using a purely vertical motion. orientation key notch Pin1 alignment key Pin1 alignment key orientation key notch 1155-Pin CPU 1155-Pin Socket For proper inserting. Hold the CPU by the edge where is marked with black line. Close the socket: Step 4-1. While pressing down lightly on load plate. Step 3-4. Step 4. please ensure to match the two orientation key notches of the CPU with the two alignment keys of the socket.
LGA 1155 and LGA 1156. Step 1. Secure excess cable with tie-wrap to ensure cable does not interfere with fan operation or contact other components. Rotate the fastener clockwise.2. Step 5. Ensure that the CPU and the heatsink are securely fastened and in good contact with each other. Place the heatsink onto the socket.C. Below is an example to illustrate the installation of the heatsink for 1155-Pin CPU. 3). please kindly refer to the instruction manuals of your CPU fan and heatsink. Please adopt the type of heatsink and cooling fan compliant with Intel 1155Pin CPU to dissipate heat. For proper installation. Socket LGA 775. Connect fan header with the CPU fan connector on the motherboard. Step 4. Align fasteners with the motherboard throughholes. 17 . Apply Thermal Interface Material Step 2. see page 11. Then connect the CPU fan to the CPU_FAN connector (CPU_FAN1. you need to spray thermal interface material between the CPU and the heatsink to improve heat dissipation.4 Installation of CPU Fan and Heatsink This motherboard is equipped with 1155-Pin socket that supports Intel 1155-Pin CPU. Ensure fan cables are oriented on side closest to the CPU fan connector on the motherboard (CPU_ FAN1.). Before you installed the heatsink. which provides the ﬂexible option to adopt three different CPU cooler types. Fan cables on side closest to MB header Fastener slots pointing straight out Press Down (4 Places) If you press down the fasteners without rotating them clockwise. Repeat with remaining fasteners. see page 11. then press down on fastener caps with thumb to install and lock.O. 3). Step 3. Step 6. Apply thermal interface material onto center of IHS on the socket surface. No. the heatsink cannot be secured on the motherboard. No. Please be noticed that this motherboard supports Combo Cooler Option (C. The white throughholes are for Socket LGA 1155/1156 CPU fan.
1. Unlock a DIMM slot by pressing the retaining clips outward. Step 2. For dual channel configuration. and supports Dual Channel Memory Technology. Firmly insert the DIMM into the slot until the retaining clips at both ends fully snap back in place and the DIMM is properly seated. 2. Step 3. this motherboard and DIMM may be damaged. It is not allowed to install a DDR or DDR2 memory module into DDR3 slot. If you install only one memory module or two non-identical memory modules. speed. it is unable to activate the Dual Channel Memory Technology. 18 .2. Align a DIMM on the slot such that the notch on the DIMM matches the break on the slot.otherwise. Otherwise. you always need to install two identical (the same brand. it will operate at single channel mode. Some DDR3 1GB double-sided DIMMs with 16 chips may not work on this motherboard. It will cause permanent damage to the motherboard and the DIMM if you force the DIMM into the slot at incorrect orientation. It is not recommended to install them on this motherboard. notch break notch break The DIMM only ﬁts in one correct orientation. Installing a DIMM Please make sure to disconnect power supply before adding or removing DIMMs or the system components. Step 1. size and chiptype) memory modules in the DDR3 DIMM slots to activate Dual Channel Memory Technology.5 Installation of Memory Modules (DIMM) This motherboard provides two 240-pin DDR3 (Double Data Rate 3) DIMM slots. 3.
Step 4. Blue) is used for PCI Express x16 lane width graphics cards. PCIE slots: PCIE1 (PCIE x16 slot. Before installing the expansion card. Installing an expansion card Step 1. such as Gigabit LAN card. Step 2. White) is used for PCI Express cards with x1 lane width cards. Fasten the card to the chassis with screws. Remove the bracket facing the slot that you intend to use. Step 3. Align the card connector with the slot and press ﬁrmly until the card is completely seated on the slot. Replace the system cover. etc. Step 6. Remove the system unit cover (if your motherboard is already installed in a chassis). Please read the documentation of the expansion card and make necessary hardware settings for the card before you start the installation. please make sure that the power supply is switched off or the power cord is unplugged. SATA2 card. PCIE2 (PCIE x1 slot.2. Step 5. 19 . Keep the screws for later use.6 Expansion Slots (PCI Express Slots) There are 2 PCI Express slots on this motherboard.
Enter “Onboard VGA Share Memory” option to adjust the memory capability to [32MB]. [128MB]. Right-click the display icon in the Display Properties dialog that you wish to be your primary monitor. For Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS: Right click the desktop. Boot your system. and all additional monitors will be designated as Secondary. Please refer to the following steps to set up a multi monitor environment: 1. D. Install the PCI Express VGA card on PCIE1 slot. If you do not adjust the UEFI setup. Right-click the display icon and select “Attached”. will disable VGA/D-Sub function when the add-on VGA card is inserted to this motherboard. A. C. Click “Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor”. Select the display icon identiﬁed by the number 2. 2. VGA/D-Sub port 3. the default value of “Onboard VGA Share Memory”. [64MB]. If you have installed the drivers already. Please refer to page 19 for proper expansion card installation procedures for details. Install the onboard VGA driver and the add-on PCI Express VGA card driver to your system. there is no need to install them again. choose “Properties”. Connect D-Sub monitor cable to VGA/D-Sub port on the I/O panel. [Auto]. Then connect other monitor cables to the corresponding connectors of the add-on PCI Express VGA card on PCIE1 slot. 4. if necessary.2. Please make sure that the value you select is less than the total capability of the system memory. With the internal VGA output support and external add-on PCI Express VGA cards. you can easily enjoy the beneﬁts of multi monitor feature. When you use multiple monitors with your card. Click the “Identify” button to display a large number on each monitor.7 Multi Monitor Feature This motherboard supports multi monitor upgrade. and then select “Primary”. B. 5. [256MB] or [512MB] to enable the function of VGA/D-sub. E. and select the “Settings” tab so that you can adjust the parameters of the multi-monitor according to the steps below. 20 . one monitor will always be Primary. Press <F2> or <Del> to enter UEFI setup. Set up a multi-monitor display.
Repeat steps A through C for the display icon identiﬁed by the number three. G. The placement of display icons determines how you move items from one monitor to another. Click the number ”2” icon. Click “Apply” or “OK” to apply these new values. choose “Personalize”. D. Click the items “This is my main monitor” and “Extend the desktop onto this monitor”. and select the “Display Settings” tab so that you can adjust the parameters of the multi-monitor according to the steps below. Click and drag the display icons to positions representing the physical setup of your monitors that you would like to use. 21 . For Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS: Right click the desktop. Repeat steps C through E for the diaplay icon identiﬁed by the number one. C. B. Click “OK” to save your change. two and three. Set the “Screen Resolution” and “Color Quality” as appropriate for the second monitor. 6. Use multi monitor. A.F.
use a jumper cap to short pin2 and pin3 on CLRCMOS1 for 5 seconds.2.8 Jumpers Setup The illustration shows how jumpers are setup.11. To clear and reset the system parameters to default setup. 22 . If you need to clear the CMOS when you just ﬁnish updating the BIOS. No. The illustration shows a 3-pin jumper whose pin1 and pin2 are “Short” when jumper cap is placed on these 2 pins. please do not clear the CMOS right after you update the BIOS. 20) Setting Description Default Clear CMOS Note: CLRCMOS1 allows you to clear the data in CMOS. the jumper is “Short”. user default proﬁle. If no jumper cap is placed on pins. After waiting for 15 seconds. you must boot up the system ﬁrst. Please be noted that the password. time. However. and then shut it down before you do the clear-CMOS action. When the jumper cap is placed on pins. date. 1394 GUID and MAC address will be cleared only if the CMOS battery is removed. please turn off the computer and unplug the power cord from the power supply. Jumper Clear CMOS Jumper (CLRCMOS1) (see p. the jumper is “Open”.
10) (SATA2_1: see p.0 Gb/s data transfer rate.0 header can support two USB 2. No.11.11. 8) (SATA2_2: see p. Do NOT place jumper caps over these headers and connectors.11 No. there are two USB 2. 18) 1 AFD# ERROR# PINIT# SLIN# GND SPD7 SPD6 ACK# SPD5 BUSY SPD4 PE SPD3 SLCT SPD2 SPD1 SPD0 STB# This is an interface for print port cable that allows convenient connection of printer devices. No.11. 12) (SATA2_3: see p.9 Onboard Headers and Connectors Onboard headers and connectors are NOT jumpers. 15) Besides six default USB 2.0 Headers (9-pin USB6_7) (see p. The current SATAII interface allows up to 3. Each USB 2. 23 . 11) SATA2_2 SATA2_0 SATA2_3 SATA2_1 These four Serial ATAII (SATAII) connectors support SATA data cables for internal storage devices.0 ports on the I/O panel. Placing jumper caps over the headers and connectors will cause permanent damage of the motherboard! Serial ATAII Connectors (SATA2_0: see p. No. 16) Print Port Header (25-pin LPT1) (see p.0 ports. Serial ATA (SATA) Data Cable (Optional) USB 2.11 No.11. No. USB_PWR P-9 P+9 GND DUMMY 1 GND P+8 P-8 USB_PWR (9-pin USB8_9) (see p.0 headers on this motherboard.11 No.2. Either end of the SATA data cable can be connected to the SATA / SATAII hard disk or the SATAII connector on this motherboard.
OUT2_L J_SENSE OUT2_R MIC2_R MIC2_L 1. please install it to the front panel audio header as below: A. but the panel wire on the chassis must support HDA to function correctly. 14) This header accommodates several system front panel functions.11 No. You may conﬁgure the way to turn off your system using the power switch. System Panel Header (9-pin PANEL1) (see p. Please follow the instruction in our manual and chassis manual to install your system. C. Connect Audio_R (RIN) to OUT2_R and Audio_L (LIN) to OUT2_L. RESET (Reset Switch): Connect to the reset switch on the chassis front panel. 22) 1 GND PRESENCE# MIC_RET OUT_RET This is an interface for front panel audio cable that allows convenient connection and control of audio devices. MIC_RET and OUT_RET are for HD audio panel only. HDLED (Hard Drive Activity LED): Connect to the hard drive activity LED on the chassis front panel. The LED is on when the system is operating. Connect Mic_IN (MIC) to MIC2_L.Front Panel Audio Header (9-pin HD_AUDIO1) (see p. Connect the power switch. reset switch and system status indicator on the chassis to this header according to the pin assignments below.11 No. Note the positive and negative pins before connecting the cables. Connect Ground (GND) to Ground (GND). The LED is on when the hard drive is reading or writing data. You don’t need to connect them for AC’97 audio panel. PWRBTN (Power Switch): Connect to the power switch on the chassis front panel. The LED is off when the system is in S3/S4 sleep state or powered off (S5). The LED keeps blinking when the system is in S1 sleep state. 24 . If you use AC’97 audio panel. PLED (System Power LED): Connect to the power status indicator on the chassis front panel. 2. Press the reset switch to restart the computer if the computer freezes and fails to perform a normal restart. B. High Deﬁnition Audio supports Jack Sensing. D.
To use the 20-pin ATX power supply. please connect it to Pin 1-3. it can still work if you adopt a traditional 20-pin ATX power supply.The front panel design may differ by chassis.11 No. the 3-Pin CPU fan still can work successfully even without the fan speed control function. 4) 12 24 Please connect an ATX power supply to this connector. power LED. 3) 4 3 2 1 GND +12V CPU_FAN_SPEED FAN_SPEED_CONTROL Please connect the CPU fan cable to the connector and match the black wire to the ground pin. (3-pin PWR_FAN1) (see p. reset switch. 9) CHA_FAN_SPEED +12V FAN_SPEED_CONTROL GND Please connect the fan cables to the fan connectors and match the black wire to the ground pin. make sure the wire assignments and the pin assign-ments are matched correctly.11 No. 13) Please connect the chassis speaker to this header. A front panel module mainly consists of power switch.11 No. If you plan to connect the 3-Pin CPU fan to the CPU fan connector on this motherboard. please plug your power supply along with Pin 1 and Pin 13. When connecting your chassis front panel module to this header.11 No. Chassis Speaker Header (4-pin SPEAKER 1) (see p. 12 24 20-Pin ATX Power Supply Installation 1 13 25 . 1 13 Though this motherboard provides 24-pin ATX power connector. 23) PWR_FAN_SPEED +12V GND CPU Fan Connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN1) (see p. speaker and etc. hard drive activity LED. Though this motherboard provides 4-Pin CPU fan (Quiet Fan) support. Chassis and Power Fan Connectors (4-pin CHA_FAN1) (see p.11 No. Pin 1-3 Connected 3-Pin Fan Installation ATX Power Connector (24-pin ATXPWR1) (see p.
11 No.11 No. 26 . Serial port Header (9-pin COM1) (see p.ATX 12V Power Connector (4-pin ATX12V1) (see p. 2) Please connect an ATX 12V power supply to this connector. 17) This COM1 header supports a serial port module.
please note that it cannot perform Hot Plug if the OS has been installed into the SATA / SATAII HDD. a new programming interface for SATA host controllers developed thru a joint industry effort.2. STEP 3: Connect one end of the SATA data cable to the motherboard’s SATAII connector. STEP 2: Connect the SATA power cable to the SATA / SATAII hard disk. 2.11 Hot Plug Function for SATA / SATAII HDDs This motherboard supports Hot Plug function for SATA / SATAII in AHCI mode. it is called “Hot Plug” for the action to insert and remove the SATA / SATAII HDDs while the system is still power-on and in working condition. Intel® H61 chipset provides hardware support for Advanced Host controller Interface (AHCI). However. You may install SATA / SATAII hard disks on this motherboard for internal storage devices.10 Serial ATA (SATA) / Serial ATAII (SATAII) Hard Disks Installation This motherboard adopts Intel® H61 chipset that supports Serial ATA (SATA) / Serial ATAII (SATAII) hard disks. NOTE What is Hot Plug Function? If the SATA / SATAII HDDs are NOT set for RAID conﬁguration. STEP 4: Connect the other end of the SATA data cable to the SATA / SATAII hard disk. 27 . This section will guide you to install the SATA / SATAII hard disks. STEP 1: Install the SATA / SATAII hard disks into the drive bays of your chassis.
3. will be damaged under the Hot Plug operation. The latest SATA / SATAII driver is available on our support website: www. The SATA / SATAII HDD. Without SATA 15-pin power connector interface. Make sure to use the SATA power cable & data cable. SATA power cable SATA 7-pin connector The SATA 15-pin power connector (Black) connect to SATA / SATAII HDD 1x4-pin conventional power connector (White) connect to power supply Caution 1. Even some SATA / SATAII HDDs provide both SATA 15-pin power connector and IDE 1x4-pin conventional power connector interfaces. which supports SATA / SATAII HDD Hot Plug. the SATA / SATAII Hot Plug cannot be processed. the IDE 1x4-pin conventional power connector interface is deﬁnitely not able to support Hot Plug and will cause the HDD damage and data loss. A.com 4. which are from our motherboard package. 7-pin SATA data cable B. Below operation procedure is designed only for our motherboard. Points of attention. * The SATA / SATAII Hot Plug feature might not be supported by the chipset because of its limitation.12 SATA / SATAII HDD Hot Plug Feature and Operation Guide This motherboard supports Hot Plug feature for SATA / SATAII HDD in AHCI mode.2. 2. please check below cable accessories from the motherboard gift box pack. the SATA / SATAII Hot Plug support information of our motherboard is indicated in the product spec on our website: www. SATA power cable with SATA 15-pin power connector interface A.asrock. Please make sure the SATA / SATAII driver is installed into system properly. SATA data cable (Red) B. 28 .asrock. Please read below operation guide of Hot Plug feature carefully. Please follow below instructions step by step to reduce the risk of HDD crash or data loss. before you process the Hot Plug: 1. Make sure your SATA / SATAII HDD can support Hot Plug function from your dealer or HDD user manual. 5. which cannot support Hot Plug function.com 2. Before you process the SATA / SATAII HDD Hot Plug.
How to Hot Plug a SATA / SATAII HDD: Points of attention. Step 1 Please connect SATA power cable 1x4-pin end Step 2 (White) to the power supply 1x4-pin cable. How to Hot Unplug a SATA / SATAII HDD: Points of attention. Step 1 Unplug SATA data cable from SATA / SATAII HDD side. 29 . improper procedure will cause the SATA / SATAII HDD damage and data loss. before you process the Hot Plug: Please do follow below instruction sequence to process the Hot Plug. before you process the Hot Unplug: Please do follow below instruction sequence to process the Hot Unplug. Step 2 Unplug SATA 15-pin power cable connector (Black) from SATA / SATAII HDD side. Step 4 Connect SATA data cable to the SATA / SATAII HDD. Connect SATA data cable to the motherboard’s SATAII connector. SATA power cable 1x4-pin power connector (White) Step 3 Connect SATA 15-pin power cable connector (Black) end to SATA / SATAII HDD. improper procedure will cause the SATA / SATAII HDD damage and data loss.
the drivers you install can work properly. A. 2.14 Installing Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit / XP / XP 64-bit Without RAID Functions If you want to install Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit / XP / XP 64bit OS on your SATA / SATAII HDDs without RAID functions. Using SATA / SATAII HDDs without NCQ function STEP 1: Set up UEFI. Then. please insert the support CD to your optical drive ﬁrst. please follow below procedures according to the OS you install. B. 30 . Please follow the order from up to bottom side to install those required drivers. the drivers compatible to your system can be auto-detected and listed on the support CD driver page. Enter UEFI SETUP UTILITY Advanced screen SATA Conﬁguration.1 Installing Windows® XP / XP 64-bit Without RAID Functions If you want to install Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS on your SATA / SATAII HDDs without RAID functions. please follow below steps. 2. STEP 2: Install Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS on your system.14.2. Therefore. Set the option “SATA Mode” to [IDE]. AHCI mode is not supported under Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS.13 Driver Installation Guide To install the drivers to your system.
B. Using SATA / SATAII HDDs with NCQ function STEP 1: Set Up UEFI. 31 . Set the option “SATA Mode” to [AHCI]. B. Using SATA / SATAII HDDs without NCQ function STEP 1: Set up UEFI. Enter UEFI SETUP UTILITY Advanced screen SATA Conﬁguration.14. STEP 2: Install Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS on your system.2. please follow below steps.2 Installing Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit Without RAID Functions If you want to install Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS on your SATA / SATAII HDDs without RAID functions. Set the option “SATA Mode” to [IDE]. Enter UEFI SETUP UTILITY Advanced screen SATA Conﬁguration. A. STEP 2: Install Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS on your system. A.
3.1 UEFI Menu Bar The top of the screen has a menu bar with the following selections: Main To set up the system time/date information OC Tweaker To set up overclocking features Advanced To set up the advanced UEFI features H/W Monitor To display current hardware status Boot To set up the default system device to locate and load the Operating System Security To set up the security features Exit To exit the current screen or the UEFI SETUP UTILITY Use < > key or < > key to choose among the selections on the menu bar. the following UEFI setup screens and descriptions are for reference purpose only. The UEFI chip on the motherboard stores the UEFI SETUP UTILITY. POST will continue with its test routines. otherwise.Chapter 3: UEFI SETUP UTILITY 3. 32 . You may run the UEFI SETUP UTILITY when you start up the computer. or by pressing the reset button on the system chassis.1. and then press <Enter> to get into the sub screen.1 Introduction This section explains how to use the UEFI SETUP UTILITY to conﬁgure your system. If you wish to enter the UEFI SETUP UTILITY after POST. and they may not exactly match what you see on your screen. restart the system by pressing <Ctl> + <Alt> + <Delete>. Because the UEFI software is constantly being updated. Please press <F2> or <Del> during the Power-On-Self-Test (POST) to enter the UEFI SETUP UTILITY. You may also restart by turning the system off and then back on. You can also use the mouse to click your required item.
the Main screen will appear and display the system overview.2 Navigation Keys Please check the following table for the function description of each navigation key. H61M-VGS 33 .3. Navigation Key(s) Function Description / Moves cursor left or right to select Screens / Moves cursor up or down to select items + / To change option for the selected items <Enter> To bring up the selected screen <F1> To display the General Help Screen <F9> To load optimal default values for all the settings <F10> To save changes and exit the UEFI SETUP UTILITY <ESC> To jump to the Exit Screen or exit the current screen 3.2 Main Screen When you enter the UEFI SETUP UTILITY.1.
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Please set this item to [Disable] if above issue occurs. Conﬁguration options: [Enabled] and [Disabled]. Processor can switch between multiple frequency and voltage points to enable power savings. you can set up overclocking features. It should be done at your own risk and expense. Please note that overclocking may cause damage to your GPU and motherboard. GT Over Clock Use this to enable or disable GT Over Clock by Internal Graphics Device. Turbo Boost allows processor cores to run faster than marked frequency in speciﬁc condition. Intel SpeedStep Technology Intel SpeedStep technology is Intel’s new power saving technology. please set this item to [Enabled]. The default value is [Enabled]. Intel Turbo Boost Technology Use this item to enable or disable Intel Turbo Boost Technology. Load GPU EZ OC Setting Use this item to load GPU EZ overclocking setting. Please note that enabling this function may reduce CPU voltage and lead to system stability or compatibility issue with some power supplies. The default value is [Disabled]. CPU Ratio Setting Use this item to change the ratio value of this motherboard. 35 .3. If you install Windows® VistaTM / 7 and want to enable this function. The default value is [Enabled]. This item will be hidden if the current CPU does not support Intel SpeedStep technology.3 OC Tweaker Screen In the OC Tweaker screen.
Conﬁguration options: [Auto] and [Manual]. Write to Read Delay (tWTR) Use this item to change Write to Read Delay (tWTR) Auto/Manual setting. Min: 1N. The default is [Auto]. The default is [Auto]. RAS to RAS Delay (tRRD) Use this item to change RAS to RAS Delay (tRRD) Auto/Manual setting. The default is [Auto]. The default value is [Auto]. Refresh Cyle Time (tRFC) Use this item to change Refresh Cyle Time (tRFC) Auto/Manual setting. The default is [Auto]. The default is [Auto].Turbo Boost Power Limit Use this item to adjust Turbo Boost power limit. The default is [Auto]. The default is [Auto]. Max: 2N. Command Rate (CR) Use this item to change Command Rate (CR) Auto/Manual setting. 36 . The default is [Auto]. Core Current Limit Use this item to add voltage when CPU is in Turbo mode. Row Precharge Time (tRP) Use this item to change Row Precharge Time (tRP) Auto/Manual setting. CAS# Latency (tCL) Use this item to change CAS# Latency (tCL) Auto/Manual setting. RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD) Use this item to change RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD) Auto/Manual setting. Write Recovery Time (tWR) Use this item to change Write Recovery Time (tWR) Auto/Manual setting. RAS# Active Time (tRAS) Use this item to change RAS# Active Time (tRAS) Auto/Manual setting. Read to Precharge (tRTP) Use this item to change Read to Precharge (tRTP) Auto/Manual setting. the motherboard will detect the memory module(s) inserted and assigns appropriate frequency automatically. The default is [Auto]. The default is [Auto]. DRAM Timing Control DRAM Frequency If [Auto] is selected.
[Slow] and [Fast]. The default value is [Auto]. The default is [Auto]. The default value is [Disabled]. Memory Power Down Mode Use this item to adjust DDR power down mode. CPU Core Voltage Use this to select CPU Core Voltage. Voltage Control Power Saving Mode Use this to enable or disable Power Saving Mode. The default value is [Auto]. VTT Voltage Use this to select VTT Voltage. The default is [Auto]. IGPU Voltage Use this to select IGPU Voltage. CPU PLL Voltage Use this to select CPU PLL Voltage. Configuration options: [Auto].Four Activate Window (tFAW) Use this item to change Four Activate Window (tFAW) Auto/Manual setting. The default value is [Auto]. The default value is [Auto]. 37 . ODT WR (CHB) Use this item to change ODT WR (CHB) Auto/Manual setting. The default value is [Auto]. The default value is [Auto]. The default value is [Auto]. you are allowed to load and save three user defaults according to your own requirements. The default value is [Auto]. ODT NOM (CHA) Use this item to change ODT NOM (CHA) Auto/Manual setting. The default is [Auto]. ODT WR (CHA) Use this item to change ODT WR (CHA) Auto/Manual setting. DRAM Voltage Use this to select DRAM Voltage. PCH Voltage Use this to select PCH Voltage. User Default In this option. ODT NOM (CHB) Use this item to change ODT NOM (CHB) Auto/Manual setting. The default is [Auto]. VCCSA Voltage Use this to select VCCSA Voltage. The default is [Auto].
Storage Conﬁguration. If you execute ASRock Instant Flash utility. Super IO Conﬁguration. ACPI Conﬁguration and USB Conﬁguration.3. the utility will show the UEFI ﬁles and their respective information. 38 . Please be noted that the USB ﬂash drive or hard drive must use FAT32/16/12 ﬁle system. Setting wrong values in this section may cause the system to malfunction. Select the proper UEFI ﬁle to update your UEFI. ASRock Instant Flash ASRock Instant Flash is a UEFI flash utility embedded in Flash ROM. you may set the conﬁgurations for the following items: CPU Conﬁguration. North Bridge Conﬁguration. then you can update your UEFI only in a few clicks without preparing an additional ﬂoppy diskette or other complicated ﬂash utility.4 Advanced Screen In this section. This convenient UEFI update tool allows you to update system UEFI without entering operating systems ﬁrst like MS-DOS or Windows®. South Bridge Conﬁguration. ﬂoppy disk or hard drive. and reboot your system after UEFI update process completes. Just launch this tool and save the new UEFI ﬁle to your USB ﬂash drive.
CPU C6 State Support Use this to enable or disable CPU C6 (ACPI C3) report to OS. In the C1 power state. Set to [Enabled] if using Microsoft® Windows® XP. such as Microsoft® Windows® XP / VistaTM / 7.1 CPU Configuration Intel Hyper Threading Technology To enable this feature. 39 . The default value is [All].4. This option will be hidden if the installed CPU does not support Hyper-Threading technology. the processor maintains the context of the system caches.4. The default value is [Auto]. it requires a computer system with an Intel processor that supports Hyper-Threading technology and an operating system that includes optimization for this technology. VistaTM. or Linux kernel version 2. CPU C3 State Support Use this to enable or disable CPU C3 (ACPI C2) report to OS. . 7. The C1 state is supported through the native processor instructions HLT and MWAIT and requires no hardware support from the chipset. Active Processor Cores Use this item to select the number of cores to enable in each processor package.  and . Enhance Halt State (C1E) All processors support the Halt State (C1). Package C State Support Selected option will program into C State package limit register. Conﬁguration options: [All].3. Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch Use this item to turn on/off prefetching of adjacent cache lines.18 or higher. Hardware Prefetcher Use this item to turn on/off the MLC streamer prefetcher.
No-Excute Memory Protection No-Execution (NX) Memory Protection Technology is an enhancement to the IA-32 Intel Architecture. a VMM (Virtual Machine Architecture) can utilize the additional hardware capabilities provided by Vanderpool Technology. The default value is [Disabled]. This option will be hidden if the installed CPU does not support Intel Virtualization Technology.CPU Thermal Throttling You may select [Enabled] to enable CPU internal thermal control mechanism to keep the CPU from overheated. This option will be hidden if the current CPU does not support No-Excute Memory Protection. Intel Virtualization Technology When this option is set to [Enabled]. An IA-32 processor with “No Execute (NX) Memory Protection” can prevent data pages from being used by malicious software to execute code. Local x2APIC Use this to enable or disable Local x2APIC. 40 . Please be noted that some OS do not support this function.
Conﬁguration options: [Auto]. The default value is [Disabled]. [128MB]. DVMT Mode Select Use this option to adjust DVMT mode. This item will not be used under Windows® VistaTM / 7 OS because the driver will intelligently detect physical memory available and allocate necessary video memory. VT-d Use this to enable or disable Intel® VT-d technology (Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O).3. the graphics driver allocates memory as needed for running graphics applications and is cooperatively using this memory with other system components. The default value of this feature is [Disabled]. The default value is [64MB]. [256MB] and [512MB]. The default value is [Enabled]. Primary Graphics Adapter This allows you to select the boot graphic adapter priority. The default value is [Auto]. IGD Multi-Monitor Use this to enable or disable IGD Multi-Monitor by Internal Graphics Device. DVMT (Dynamic Video Memory Technology) is an architecture that offers breakthrough performance for the motherboard through efﬁcient memory utilization. [64MB]. [32MB]. The default value is [PCI Express]. Conﬁguration options: [Onboard] and [PCI Express]. Render Standby Use this to enable or disable Render Standby by Internal Graphics Device. Onboard VGA Share Memory This allows you to set onboard VGA share memory feature. In DVMT mode. 41 . The default value is [DVMT Mode].4.2 North Bridge Configuration Low MMIO Align Low MMIO resources align at 64MB/1024MB.
The option [Maximum] only appears when you adopt the memory module with 1024MB or above. 42 . [256MB] and [Maximum].DVMT Memory You are allowed to adjust the shared memory size in this item. Configuration options: [128MB].
If [Power On] is selected.3. If [Power Off] is selected.4. Deep Sx Mobile platforms support Deep S4/S5 in DC only and desktop platforms support Deep S4/S5 in AC only. 43 . Onboard HDMI HD Audio This allows you to enable or disable the “Onboard HDMI HD Audio” feature. The default value is [Enabled]. Onboard HD Audio Select [Auto].3 South Bridge Configuration Restore on AC/Power Loss This allows you to set the power state after an unexpected AC/power loss. [Enabled in S5] and [Enabled in S4 and S5]. Please set this option to [Enabled] if you plan to use this motherboard to submit Windows® VistaTM certiﬁcation. Onboard LAN This allows you to enable or disable the “Onboard LAN” feature. The default value is [Enabled in S5]. Front Panel Select [Auto] or [Disabled] for the onboard HD Audio Front Panel. ACPI HPET Table Use this item to enable or disable ACPI HPET Table. the AC/power remains off when the power recovers. [Enabled] or [Disabled] for the onboard HD Audio feature. If you select [Auto]. the onboard HD Audio will be disabled when PCI Sound Card is plugged. Conﬁguration options: [Disabled]. the AC/power resumes and the system starts to boot up when the power recovers.
4. AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface) supports NCQ and other new features that will improve SATA disk performance but IDE mode does not have these advantages. If native OS (Windows® XP / VistaTM / 7) is installed.4 Storage Configuration SATA Mode Use this to select SATA mode. please select [Enhanced]. Analysis. [AHCI Mode] and [Disabled]. (Self-Monitoring.A. SATA Controller 1 Use this item to enable or disable SATA Controller 1. Hard Disk S. 44 .T. Use this item to enable or disable the S. Conﬁguration options: [Disabled] and [Enabled].M. and Reporting Technology) feature.T.3.A. Conﬁguration options: [IDE Mode]. SATA Controller 0 Please select [Compatible] when you install legacy OS. The default value is [IDE Mode].M.R.R.
Change Settings Use this item to select an optional setting for Super IO device. Serial Port Address Use this item to set the address for the onboard serial port. Conﬁguration options: [3F8 / IRQ4] and [3E8 / IRQ4].4.5 Super IO Configuration Serial Port Use this item to enable or disable the onboard serial port. 45 . Parallel Port Use this item to enable or disable the onboard parallel port.3. Device Mode Use this item to change the Printer Port mode.
3. 46 . Select [Auto] will enable this feature if the OS supports it. RTC Alarm Power On Use this item to enable or disable RTC (Real Time Clock) to power on the system.4. Ring-In Power On Use this item to enable or disable Ring-In signals to turn on the system from the power-soft-off mode. Check Ready Bit Use this item to enable or disable the feature Check Ready Bit.6 ACPI Configuration Suspend to RAM Use this item to select whether to auto-detect or disable the Suspend-toRAM feature. PCI Devices Power On Use this item to enable or disable PCI devices to turn on the system from the power-soft-off mode. PS/2 Keyboard Power On Use this item to enable or disable PS/2 keyboard to turn on the system from the power-soft-off mode.
[Disabled] . 47 .0 Controller Use this item to enable or disable the use of USB 2. The default value is [Enabled].7 USB Configuration USB 2.Enables support for legacy USB.3.Enables legacy support if USB devices are connected.USB devices are not allowed to use under legacy OS and UEFI setup when [Disabled] is selected. [UEFI Setup Only] . it is recommended to select [Disabled] to enter OS. Please refer to below descriptions for the details of these four options: [Enabled] .0 controller.USB devices are allowed to use only under UEFI setup and Windows / Linux OS. [Auto] . There are four conﬁguration options: [Enabled]. Legacy USB Support Use this option to select legacy support for USB devices. [Auto]. [Disabled] and [UEFI Setup Only]. If you have USB compatibility issue.4.
48 . it allows you to monitor the status of the hardware on your system. The default is value [Full On].3. chassis fan speed. Conﬁguration options: [Full On] and [Automatic Mode]. CPU fan speed. Chassis Fan Setting This allows you to set the chassis fan speed. and the critical voltage. The default is value [Full On]. Over Temperature Protection Use this item to enable or disable Over Temperature Protection. CPU Fan Setting This allows you to set the CPU fan speed.5 Hardware Health Event Monitoring Screen In this section. Conﬁguration options: [Full On] and [Automatic Mode]. including the parameters of the CPU temperature. motherboard temperature. The default value is [Enabled].
The default value is [Enabled]. Boot From Onboard LAN Use this item to enable or disable the Boot From Onboard LAN feature. If you enable the option “Full Screen Logo” but you want to see the AddOn ROM information when the system boots. Full Screen Logo Use this item to enable or disable OEM Logo. AddOn ROM Display Use this option to adjust AddOn ROM Display. please select [Enabled]. 49 . it will display the available devices on your system for you to conﬁgure the boot settings and the boot priority. Setup Prompt Timeout This shows the number of seconds to wait for setup activation key. it will automatically activate the Numeric Lock function after boot-up. Boot Failure Guard Enable or disable the feature of Boot Failure Guard.3. Conﬁguration options: [Enabled] and [Disabled]. Boot Failure Guard Count Enable or disable the feature of Boot Failure Guard Count. 65535(0XFFFF) means indeﬁnite waiting. The default value is [Enabled].6 Boot Screen In this section. Bootup Num-Lock If this item is set to [On].
you may also clear it. 50 .3.7 Security Screen In this section. For the user password. you may set or change the supervisor/user password for the system.
it will pop-out the following message.efi) from one of the available ﬁlesystem devices. “Discard changes and exit setup?” Select [OK] to exit the UEFI SETUP UTILITY without saving any changes. it will pop-out the following message. Discard Changes When you select this option. “Discard changes?” Select [OK] to discard all changes.3.8 Exit Screen Save Changes and Exit When you select this option. Load UEFI Defaults Load UEFI default values for all the setup questions. “Save conﬁguration changes and exit setup?” Select [OK] to save the changes and exit the UEFI SETUP UTILITY. Discard Changes and Exit When you select this option. Launch EFI Shell from ﬁlesystem device Attempts to Launch EFI Shell application (Shell64. 51 . F9 key can be used for this operation. it will pop-out the following message.
3 Utilities Menu The Utilities Menu shows the applications software that the motherboard supports. If the Main Menu did not appear automatically.2. locate and double click on the ﬁle “ASSETUP. insert the CD into your CD-ROM drive. use the setup procedures in this chapter for general reference only.com. Please install the necessary drivers to activate the devices.2. The CD automatically displays the Main Menu if “AUTORUN” is enabled in your computer. Because motherboard settings and hardware options vary. 52 .EXE” from the BIN folder in the Support CD to display the menus. 4. 4.Chapter 4: Software Support 4. welcome to visit ASRock’s website at http://www. Click on a speciﬁc item then follow the installation wizard to install it.asrock.2.1 Install Operating System This motherboard supports various Microsoft® Windows® operating systems: 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit / XP / XP 64-bit.1 Running The Support CD To begin using the support CD. Refer to your OS documentation for more information. 4. 4. 4.2.2 Support CD Information The Support CD that came with the motherboard contains necessary drivers and useful utilities that enhance the motherboard features. or you may contact your dealer for further information.4 Contact Information If you need to contact ASRock or want to know more about ASRock.2 Drivers Menu The Drivers Menu shows the available devices drivers if the system detects installed devices.
3. Start Windows® installation. 1. (“xxx” is the device which contains your Windows® installation ﬁles. If you install Windows® 7 64-bit OS. Please follow below procedure to install the operating system. Normally it is an optical drive. Please make sure to use Windows® VistaTM 64-bit (with SP1 or above) or Windows® 7 64-bit.) You can also press <F11> to launch boot menu at system POST and choose the item “UEFI:xxx“ to boot. 4. Press <F2> or <Delete> at system POST. 5.Installing OS on a HDD Larger Than 2TB This motherboard is adopting UEFI BIOS that allows Windows® OS to be installed on a large size HDD (>2TB). 2.com/kb/979903 53 . OS will be formatted by GPT (GUID Partition Table).microsoft. Choose the item “UEFI:xxx“ to boot in UEFI Setup Utility > Boot > Boot Option #1. Set AHCI Mode in UEFI Setup Utility > Advanced > Storage Conﬁguration > SATA Mode. Please install the hotﬁx ﬁle from Microsoft®: http://support.